From the monthly archives:

September 2010

Using Your Research Skills To Save Money On Accommodation

by Amanda J Evans on September 21, 2010

One of the things I love about being a freelance writer is the fact that I can work anywhere in the world. My husband and I are planning a trip to Australia for his 40th birthday next year and I am really looking forward to it.

He made enquiries with our local travel agent and the cost was absolutely ridiculous. Putting on my research cap I decided to look online and see how much money we could save. There are plenty of accommodation websites but one that seems to be particularly good is Go Accommodation.

One of the things that stood out for me is the simplicity of this website. You just click where you want to stay and everything is there on the page. I have to admit, I was really shocked at the difference in the prices on this website compared to what the travel agent had quoted. We were saving nearly 40% on the accommodation.  This website is so easy to navigate and the choice of accommodation is fantastic and you can choose from hotels, resorts and apartments.  As we are treating ourselves we will be booking into different hotels for the duration of our stay but even at that the price is amazing.  If you are on a budget you can choose cheap accommodation and if you are splashing out like we are there is luxury accommodation.

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Ghostwriting Jobs – Knowing When To Say No

by Amanda J Evans on September 7, 2010

It took me a while to get to the stage I am at now where I can look at ghostwriting jobs and know which ones to go for and which ones to avoid. There are a few warning signs that I look out for when I look at the different jobs online and today I want to share a few of these with you.

One of the first things that really strike the warning bells with me is when someone writes in the job description “this is a simple job for someone who knows what they are doing”.  If this is the case, why aren’t they doing the job themselves?  How do they know that the job is going to be easy?  This to me is a sure sign that someone is looking to have work done for virtually no payment. When I see this I just close my browser because I know this ghostwriting job is not worth it.

Another thing I hate is where someone lists a great job and you get really excited until you get to the end where they mention that unfortunately at the moment they can’t pay much and only have a low budget but that they will be providing a lot of work long term to the winning bidder.  You see this quite a lot on the bidding websites and quite frankly it is just another ploy to get people to work for nothing.  They people don’t have a huge workload for you to do; it is just a way to suck people in and getting them bidding low rates for the chance of long term work.  Again my friends avoid this type of job.

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Another Place To Showcase Your Work

by Amanda J Evans on September 3, 2010

The other day I found a great new website where writers can showcase their work.  I have to admit, that I don’t normally sign up with websites like this but this one caught my eye.  It’s called Broowaha, strange I know, and its tagline is “Your shared news and views”.  It actually looks really well too.  There are plenty of different categories that you can choose to write in and if you are looking to brand yourself in a particular niche this could be the way to go.

You can write about whatever you like which is something that really appealed to me.  I have three articles on this website now and in the space of three days they have received nearly 500 views.  Now that is great publicity wouldn’t you say? For a little bit more, here are the links to my articles:

Design Your Own Relationship
Ever Wondered Why You Can’t Lose Weight?
Canada To Make Cannabis Cars

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